Two-On-Two Russian MMA Based Show Coming To AXS TV
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2014
MMA Junkie reports that AXS TV has announced it has acquired Hip Show: Arena Combat, a two-hour best-of special from the Russian two-on-two arena fighting program. The program debuts on March 14 at 10 PM ET. AXS TV currently airs regional MMA shows from Legacy FC, MFC and RFA.
AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon said: "‘Hip Show: Arena Combat' is the craziest MMA based event I've ever seen. Once you watch the preview clip, you will understand why we are so excited to bring this competition to North American television."
Here's a description from AXS TV: "Hip Show: Arena Combat" is a two-on-two competition that takes place on a battleground aptly named "The Arena." "The Arena" includes five different obstacles that present a realistic, urban-style of combat. Fighters look to score points through striking, grappling and controlling the obstacles. The "Hip Show: Arena Combat" tournaments are contested in the 70 kilogram lightweight (about 154 pounds) and 80 kilogram middleweight (about 176 pounds) weight classes, and in a round robin format.
You can see a preview below with play-by-play announcer Cyrus Fees and color commentator Casey Oxendine. The promotion debuted in 2012.